Michigan’s Keith Washington will transfer from team, per report

Michigan football has reportedly lost its first transfer of fall camp, as Scout’s Sam Webb on Monday tweeted that redshirt sophomore CB Keith Washington “gave word of his plan to transfer.”

Nick Baumgardner of the  Detroit Free Press also reported the news Monday night.

Michigan enters the season having to replace its entire starting secondary as Jourdan Lewis, Jabrill Peppers, Channing Stribling, Dymonte Thomas and Delano Hill all either left for the NFL or exhausted their eligibility. Losing Washington certainly won’t help, and it’ll likely mean Jim Harbaugh will have to rely on even more inexperienced players. Luckily for Michigan’s coach, the players he has to replace them are mostly blue-chip recruits.

Washington, who went to high school in Prattville, Ala., flipped his commitment from Cal to Michigan on National Signing Day in 2015. He redshirted his first season with the Wolverines.

Harbaugh has not yet released Michigan’s 2017 roster, but that’s coming next week.

Here’s Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen on Michigan’s rebuilding secondary:

There is no public depth chart for the Wolverines, but in the spring game sophomores LaVert Hill and David Long started at cornerback, while junior Tyree Kinnel and sophomore Josh Metellus started at safety. Freshmen Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Benjamin St-Juste and Ambry Thomas, as well as junior Keith Washington and senior Brandon Watson, were heavily in the mix.

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